Managing Win32 apps

This sections includes the following topics:

Viewing Win32 app information

This feature provides information on Win32 applications uploaded for deployment with Bridge for all Win32 applications that report app data in a manifest file. The information available for these Win32 apps include:

  • Display Version
  • Developer
  • Description


  1. Log into the Admin Portal.
  2. Go to Apps > App Catalog > Windows.
  3. Select the name of a Win32 app.

Deploying legacy apps

Use the Add Application Wizard to add and deploy legacy applications to the list of available applications in the App Catalog.

Only .EXE applications that can be silently installed as an executable can be placed in an Enterprise application store for deployment. An example of a non-silently installed EXE is putty. Putty is a client that would need to be pushed to the device as a file and not as an application to work on the device.

To add legacy applications:

  1. Log into the Admin Portal.
  2. Go to Apps > App Catalog.
  3. Select Add+ to open the wizard.
  4. Select the In-House button.
  5. Select Browse to locate and select the application you wish to upload.

    Ivanti EPMM deploys applications with an .EXE extension using Bridge.

  6. Select Next and enter the following information for application deployment:
    • Override URL: Enter the URL where the application will reside, if you want to use a centralized server distribution to store their applications.
    • Command Line Parameters: Specify the command line command for installing the EXE because not all .EXE files use the same Command Line Command. Otherwise users will be prompted when an application is being installed.
    • Exe Target Directory: This will let Bridge know which directory to use to when extracting the application for deployment. If nothing is specified Ivanti EPMM uses the system temp directory (%TEMP%).
    • Uninstall Command Line Parameters: Provide the uninstall command, if you want to use Ivanti EPMM to uninstall an application.
    • Exe Uninstall File Location: Specify the location on the device where the uninstaller resides.
  7. Select Finish to upload and save the configurations and return to the App Catalog page.

Apply legacy apps to label

Bridge apps do not show up in Apps@Work and can only be installed by Ivanti EPMM through label management.


  1. Log into the Admin Portal.
  2. Go to Apps > App Catalog.
  3. Select one or more Win32 apps.
  4. Select Actions > Apply to Labels.
  5. Select the label you want to use to deploy the legacy apps.
  6. Select Apply.

    Bridge silently installs the selected app onto the Windows 10 Desktop devices after the devices sync with the label to which the Win32 app is associated.

Removing legacy apps

An app that was installed using Bridge can only be removed from devices if the following fields were set up:

  • Command Line Instructions for application Uninstall
  • Application Location

For details, see Deploying legacy apps.


  1. Log into the Admin Portal.
  2. Go to Apps > App Catalog.
  3. Select the app you want to remove from the device.
  4. Select Actions > Remove from Labels.
  5. Select the name of the label and select Remove.

    The user will no longer be able to see the application once it has been removed from the device.